Native English speakers: start respecting yourselves!
Postbox letter from Jason
It is high time for native speakers to start respecting themselves and stop accepting ridiculous job offers.
Better qualifications can lead to better jobs
Postbox letter from Aaron
For those considering upgrading their qualifications, while it is true that it is no guarantee of a massive upgrade there are jobs to be had.
Age - the TEFL killer disease sweeping Thailand
I'm confused as to the type of teacher that schools want.
Perhaps it’s not a teacher that schools are looking for, but clowns masquerading as entertainers? Any school choosing a 22-year old party animal will produce disappointed.
The logistical impossibility of verifying TEFL job ads
Reasons it turns into one big 'time-waster'
You can sometimes have a dozen staff members in a school admin department, one staff member will have the job of recruiting foreign teachers and the other eleven staff members won’t have the first clue which one of them it is.
A journey into the over 60's TEFL graveyard
Postbox letter from John V (Thailand)
When it happened, it occurred at the speed of light. Having lost its contract with the local education authority, my company and I parted on amicable terms and moreover, in an uncharacteristic display of Chinese efficiency, within one week I found myself on a flight from Northern China back to Thailand.
Chasing the big bucks
The ongoing and exhausting search for a well-paid teaching job
I'm just not making enough money to make it worth staying at my current posting. What with student loans, a mortgage, and other bills to pay, not only am I saving zilch for retirement, but I'm also barely breaking even month to month.
TEFL jobs dying a slow death?
Postbox letter from Craig
I still have friends who work for a couple of my former agencies and they said it's getting harder and harder to find teachers.
15,000 baht a month is degrading
Postbox letter from Loy
Filipinos buy food, rent apartments and pay bills and we even send money back to our loved ones. How far do you think 15,000 goes?
Teachers standards are dropping at my school
Postbox letter from Dave
Who'd want to be entrusted with finding teachers now? It must be impossible
When you put your resume in front of an employer, you are the product.
Whether your resume is scanned for six or sixteen seconds, you've got precious time to make an impression. Power resumes that work are effective because, as marketing brochures, they spark an interest in a particular product - you!